Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nooks and Crannies #4

My friend, Judy, who is a loyal and supportive Nook and Cranny follower already, told me this week that the real nooks and crannies were in the 19th century built original motherhouse on Ninth Street--of which only one piece remains and that renovated in 1990. Within 30 seconds she named a half dozen nooks and crannies, each with a proper name i.e. the cat's parlor, that would have made a whole brochure of fascinating broom closets, eaves, tiny hidden drawers, stairwell underneaths and on and on.

Alas, we are left with the monastery that is only 44 years old, but I still think it holds some "hidden" or "not often visited" places of interest! Here's a relatively new one, passed hundreds of time each day, yet totally invisible.

With the renovation of the dining room and community room came the request to somehow enable access to the 6 foot tables that we use for events. We've been hauling them up and down from the basement storage--along with the extra chairs--for years. They're heavy, cumbersome and, yet, needed often. Voila! A hide-away disguised as part of the divider/display/artistic piece separating the rooms. Can you see it? See the hinges on the left side? Even if you do, it's nigh to impossible to find the right side's opening.

Looks like one of our housekeepers found it, too!